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Poster: Scrim Date: Aug 23, 2010 5:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: best GD 'icebreaker'

A hot Bertha would catch someones ear. Catchy tune, and it has some great lines that non-heads can relate to. And if it rolls into Cold Rain and Snow, even better.

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Poster: high flow Date: Aug 23, 2010 6:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: best GD 'icebreaker'

I think Jerry Garcia band is the best GD icebreaker.

If they like Dylan, it's easy. If they like Motown, that's easy too. A smokin' JGB deal works well. I have also noticed that video enhances the effect.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwSZvHqf9qM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILhXlJp2hqE

I recently played these 2 videos consecutively for my cousin. He began as an '80s metal fan. He's matured in to some other more psychedelic stuff. I played the Dylan video which is enthralling, really. Then cued up The Fat Man and said, "now here's the same tune with the joy that Garcia could bring to a song....". No lie, he actually applauded the video.

I MUST add. I have been working on this guy for a long time. Playing awesome live Who, Stones and whatever else he was willing to try. When the hour got late and he was adequately hammered, I'd play some GD. Like H2H or Good Mornin' Little School Girl or a ripping Loser. He's a Johnny Cash fan so Big River worked and then I'd play Mama Tried and El Paso which he recognized from his dad's collection. So it was rewarding to see him applaud the JGB video. He's really come a long way.

You all know him as my cousin from Turlock. He's also an Arbuthnot fanatic.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Aug 23, 2010 6:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: best GD 'icebreaker'

" I have been working on this guy for a long time . "
We are too much . How can people not get this ? THIS ?
I can remember a few of my own long term projects . They couldn't see the light ,
but there is always hope hf .